Florida steady but down points in new top 25s

By Adam Silverstein
September 4, 2012

The first regular season editions of the USA Today Coaches and Associated Press Top 25 polls were released on Tuesday and a new No. 1 team has been crowned as the Alabama Crimson Tide took over the top spot in both rankings systems. Alabama received 37-of-59 first-place votes from the coaches and 45-of-59 first-place votes from the AP voters after thrashing Michigan 41-14 in their season opener.

The Florida Gators, fresh off of a lackluster 27-14 season opening victory over Bowling Green, lost points in both polls. Florida remained at No. 23 but lost 46 points in the USA Today rankings; the Gators dropped one stop to No. 24, losing 68 points in the AP poll.

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USA TODAY COACHES POLL
This Week 1-5: Alabama (37), USC (14), LSU (7), Oregon (1), Oklahoma
6-10: Florida State, Georgia, West Virginia, South Carolina, Arkansas
11-15: Michigan State, Clemson, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Texas
16-20: Oklahoma State, TCU, Virginia Tech, Michigan, Kansas State
21-25: Stanford, Notre Dame, Florida, Louisville, Boise State

Last Week 1-5: LSU (18), Alabama (20), USC (19), Oklahoma (1), Oregon
6-10: Georgia, Florida State (1), Michigan, South Carolina, Arkansas
11-15: West Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Clemson, Texas
16-20: Nebraska, TCU, Stanford, Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech
21-25: Kansas State, Boise State, Florida, Notre Dame, Auburn

ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25
This Week 1-5: Alabama (45), USC (11), LSU (4), Oregon, Oklahoma
6-10: Florida State, Georgia, Arkansas, South Carolina / West Virginia
11-15: Michigan State, Clemson, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Virginia Tech
16-20: Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma State, Michigan, TCU
21-25: Kansas State, Notre Dame, Louisville, Florida, Stanford

Last Week 1-5: USC (25), Alabama (17), LSU (16), Oklahoma (1), Oregon
6-10: Georgia, Florida State, Michigan (1), South Carolina, Arkansas
11-15: West Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Clemson, Texas
16-20: Virginia Tech, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, TCU,
21-25: Stanford, Kansas State, Florida, Boise State, Louisville

* Numbers in parenthesis represent first-place votes.

One Comment

  1. gatorboi352 says:

    To quote Coach Boom: “A win is a win.”

    Wait what?

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